Dining in Panama City Beach is an adventure of treasures from the land and sea. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or just beer and oysters on a beachfront patio deck, restaurants in Panama City Beach offer something for everyone. Here's a list of some of the favorites of visitors and locals alike.


Dirty Dick's Crab House is all about the FUN… in fact, the only thing we are serious about is our Seafood, Fresh Seafood served Daily. Located at 9800 Front Beach Road - 850-230-3425


Named among America's Top 50 restaurants, recipient of the "Best Seafood Restaurant" award from Southern Living and Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," Capt. Anderson's won Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award for 15 years before being inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2005. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor Florida Trend can bestow upon a Florida restaurant. Year 'round, the Patronis family works with fishermen, oystermen and others who make their living harvesting the Gulf and Bay waters, to preserve the natural oyster beds of Apalachicola Bay... to build artificial reefs... and protect the fragile coastal ecology. Preserving and replenishing the rich natural bounty of the Gulf Coast is part of the Capt. Anderson’s legacy, one of the most important reasons this landmark restaurant is known for serving more fresh local seafood than any other restaurant in Florida.


A word from Firefly - Panama City Beach Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award,'s Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. The atmosphere is more like New York City than Panama City. Firefly is the locals choice for a romantic night out, or a special occasion. Firefly has also played host to Country Music Stars, Heisman Trophy winners and the President of The United States. Chef Paul Stellato was one of eight Chefs selected to cook for the athletes and dignitaries in the USA House at the 2012 London Olympics. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience! Located at 535 Richard Jackson Blvd and Front Beach Road in the Shoppes at Edgewater.


As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach, Florida, restaurant, you are presented with a panoramic view of our seven foot high, 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and Mermaid Room lounge offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Seafood, including Live Maine lobster, and choice Hand Cut Steaks are our specialty. Located at 11040 Hutchison Blvd (Middle Beach Road).


SMILE BIG!...EAT BIG!...DRINK BIG! That's the mantra you'll find at this beachfront restaurant location. Casual attire, great burgers, sandwiches, appetizer and seafood fare. The Cajun peel and eat shrimp bucket is a must! Located at 9875 South Thomas Drive!


Directly on the beach across from Pier Park at the Dan Russell Fishing Pier is where you'll find this great locally owned bar and grill. Located at 16201 Front Beach Road get ready for a great party atmosphere with flat screen TV's to watch Monday night football or sit outside at one of the many tables and watch the waves onto the beach. The fish tacos and pineapple coleslaw are to die for and all dishes are made from scratch daily.


Designed like the great old beach hang outs that once populated the Gulf Coast, Margaritaville Panama City, is located in Pier Park, the only entertainment and shopping complex on the beach. With upper and lower decks overlooking the Gulf it’s the perfect blend of ocean breezes, great food, generous drinks and Beach Party Music. The island-inspired menu offers something for everyone with classic American and Gulf Coast favorites. After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging late night scene with dancing and live music. Margaritaville Panama City Beach is located at 16230 Front Beach Road at Pier Park.